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Construction to begin soon on New York ferris wheel

New urban trampoline will be constructed on a site near the London Eye.
The London Eye: New York to get its own version. Image by nini003 / CC BY 2.0

A giant ferris wheel similar to the London Eye is coming to New York. Construction workers are preparing to break ground some time in early March in Staten Island where the 625ft high wheel will be positioned. The wheel was originally expected to be the world’s tallest, but since then a wheel in Dubai measuring 689ft has been planned. New York’s wheel will open some time in 2017 and will give views of the Statue of Liberty, the New York Harbour and Manhattan skyline. Read more: cbslocal.com